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|MACINTOSH, Angus 'with the Brazen Face'
MACINTOSH, Angus 'with the Brazen Face' 1
- Born: About 1545
- Marriage (1): Unknown 1
- Died: 1624 1
Another name for Angus was McKINTOSHE, Angus of Termit.1
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"The following curious story of his boldness and cleverness is preserved by tradition, and is given in the Rev. L. Shaw's MS. account : - A friend having been imprisoned at Edinburgh on some charge involving capital punishment, Angus entered Holyrood Palace in disguise, and managed to obtain a private audience of the king, James VI. Presenting a pistol at James's breast, he obtained from the tenified monarch a token by which
he procured his friend's liberation. He then immediately embarked in a boat waiting for him at Leith, and next morning was at Kirkwall in Orkney. He was thus able to prove an alibi on being charged with the crime of threatening the king's life, but confessed privately to James, who good-humouredly pardoned him and gave him the nickname of Angus with the Brazen Face."
from Clan of Mackintosh 1
e-books, Historical Memoirs of the House and Clan of Mackintosh and of the Clan Chattan by Alexander Mackintosh Shaw (1880).